Housing as if People Mattered
Housing As If People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing, by Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Sarkissian, is a collection of guidelines for the site design of low-rise, high-density family housing. It is intended as a reference tool, primarily for housing designers and planners, but also for developers, housing authorities, citizens' groups, and tenants' organizations-anyone involved in planning or rehabilitating housing. It provides guidelines for the layout of buildings, open spaces, community facilities, play areas, walkways, and the myriad components that make up a housing site.
Left: Images from Housing as if People Mattered (Clare Cooper Marcus & Wendy Sarkissian, 1986), courtesy of the Clare Cooper Marcus collection, Environmental Design Archives, Berkeley, CA.